Monday 16 September 2019

Around the Districts

Saoirse Davey who took part in the Danescastle NS Christmas concert in Bannow Parish Hall on Thursday evening.
Saoirse Davey who took part in the Danescastle NS Christmas concert in Bannow Parish Hall on Thursday evening.


Corach Ramblers fc

The winner of this week's Split the Pot is Mick Walsh, Mick's Car Wash, Wellington Bridge who picks up a cool €809. Congratulations Mick. Thanks a million everyone for your continued support.

Corach's u14's hosted table topping New Ross Town in Danescastle this morning in our last game of 2016. Despite a much improved display the boys went down 3-1 on the day. An early defensive mistake handed the away side a lead very much against the run of play. The Corach boys then ramped up the pressure on the Ross back line but couldn't find the breakthrough they deserved, the best of a host of chances came when Michael Dundons attempt came back off the underside of the crossbar.

The 2nd half started as the 1st ended, with Corach very much on top. Several good chances went begging before New Ross struck again with only their 2nd real attack of the game when yet again a mix-up at the back allowed them in to double their lead.

As we threw everything at the opposition, lightning struck a third time when unbelievably another slip at the back looked to have put the game out of reach. In fairness to the boys they never gave up and got a late consolation through Philip Roche.

A mixture of failing to take our own chances and being brutally punished for every small mistake proved too much, on another day we would have been comfortable winners but we will learn from today. Onwards and upwards in the New Year.

Carol Services

A Carol service with Danescastle School children will be held in Carrig church on Tuesday 20th December at 7pm.

Danescastle music group senior musicians will present a carol service in the Church on Friday 23rd December at 7pm.

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Mass Times in Carrig: Christmas Eve 8pm and Christmas Day 9am and 11am.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 11, 17, 23 and 25.Next jackpot will be 7,100 euro and will take place on Tuesday 10th Jan.

Congratulations to our very own clubman and Assistant Secretary Dermot Howlin on his new position's in the County Board. Not forgetting Derek Kent from our neighbouring parish Taghmon on being elected Chairman. Well done.

The Club would like to wish everyone from around the parish a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year and to sincerely Thank you for your continued support to our Club.

Deepest condolences to the Sweetman/Furlong families and also to the Rossiter family, Duncormick on their recent bereavements.

Grantstown Day care

Upcoming events at Grantstown Day care Centre Tuesday 20th Dec - Pongo/ exercise & Christmas raffle/cards. Wednesday 21st Dec - Pongo & Music by Tom Murphy. Thursday 22nd Dec - Pongo & Music by Tom Murphy . A big thank you to all the musicians who have that have played over the year

2017 New Year Arrangements: Closed bank Holiday Monday 2nd January 2017. Re - Open as normal Tuesday 3rd January 2017

A big thank you for all the support during the year from the board, management, Staff & Volunteers @ Grantstown Wishing you all a Healthy Happy Christmas & A Peaceful New Year

Church Gate Collection

There will be a church gate collection for the Wexford Workshop for special needs on sat 31st December & Sunday 1st January


There was a great crowd at the society's annual Christmas dinner in Tir na Nog Wellingtonbridge on Saturday December 10th.

A lovely four course meal was served and after the meal chairperson Anne Farrell addressed the crowd and spoke of the society's activities during the year. The Zimmer Men band provided some nice music afterwards and a good nights dancing was enjoyed by all.

the late mai sweetman

The parish were saddened at the death of Mai Sweetman nee Furlong of Carrig Hill last week in Wexford County hospital.

Mai was 95 years of age and is survived by her son William, daughters Margaret, Inez, Mary and Olive, sisters Cathy, Bridy, Ann and brother Eamon.

She reposed at home from Wednesday and her removal was Thursday at noon to Carrig church for funeral mass and burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Mai will be sadly missed around the parish as an avid member of the ICA, a supporter of all parish activities and she was the main person organising the shoe box appeal but most of all we will miss her smile and kindness. May she rest in peace.

sad Death

Deepest sympathy to Frank Murphy and family barrystown on the death of his wife Eileen last weekend. Eileen is survived by her husband Frank daughter Mandy granddaughters Tilly and Freya, brother Jim, Sisters Mai, Margaret, Kitty and Anne.

Eileen was removed from her home on Monday December 12 to St John the Baptist church Duhill, Co Tipperary for funeral mass with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sad passing

Our sympathy to the Murphy family Ballingly on the death of Philip last weekend. Philip is survived by his wife Mary, sons Tom, John and Richard daughters Kay and Annmarie and sister Molly.

Philip's removal was Sunday to Ballymitty church and funeral mass was on Monday with burial afterwards in the new cemetery Clongeen. May he rest in peace.

Terrerath dance

Terrerath Community Centre are hosting a social night in the hall on Friday, December 30. The event will be starting at 9 p.m. and ending at midnight that night. Tom Power and his Latchico band, coming all the way from Westmeath, will be performing that night. Adm €8.

Christmas Greetings

Wishing all our readers home and abroad a happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was one winner of last week's jackpot of €9,300, congratulations to Orlagh Morrin...The winning numbers were 6, 11, 18 and 20. Congratulations to the 11 match-three winners who received €27 each. The match-three winners were Mary Walsh, Ann Ryan, Bob Wright, Jo Moore, Murt Sinnott, Hilda Rochford, Stephen Kehoe, Josephine Goldsmith, Tiddy Sinnott, Mick McLoughlin, Chris White. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, December 13, and the jackpot now stands at €3,000.

Lotto Christmas Break - Rathangan Parish lotto will be taking their annual Christmas break. The last draw for 2016 will be held on December 20 and will resume again on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the various clubs and everyone involved in the lotto on the Tuesday night. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Parish AED's

We're delighted to now have Four AED's in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box.

If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219302 for more information or Defib/

Rathangan Hall

Regular activities going on at present in Rathangan Hall. New members are always welcome to all classes/groups. Enquiries to 051 563039.

Monday and Wednesday Morning 9.30-10.30 a.m. and evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Exercise Classes with Macfit; Tuesday Morning 10.30 a.m. to midday - Mother and Toddler; Tuesday Afternoon 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. - Irish Dancing; Tuesday Evening 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Gymnastics; Thursday Evening 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Archery; Friday Evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Badminton.


Sunnydays Afterschool Rathangan Homework Club service is provided for the kids who attend between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids who attend from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. remain in our afterschool room in the school. Children who attend from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. are cared for in Rathangan Hall. We have a designated homework room were the children can concentrate without distraction. We offer assistance and guidance to allow them to complete their homework at their own pace. When homework is complete we provide a range of fun and activities.

Senior Citizens Party

All Senior Citizens are cordially invited to the annual Christmas party which will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2017, with mass in Cleariestown Church followed by traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment in the Community Centre. More details to follow later.

St Anne's NS

Applications for enrolment for St Anne's NS are now being accepted for September 2017. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring Jenny at 051 563167 or from the school website

Country Music Festival

Five of Ireland's leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag, on July 30, 2017. A stellar lineup of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews.

Tickets are already on sale locally, priced at just €25. Available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy's Kilmore, Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallaces Wellingtonbridge, Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown.

For further information please see the website or contact 089 2029871.

McCall's Cottages

Parishioners will be observing the long awaited construction of our seven new Elder Homes on the grounds of the old parochial house. To be known as McCall's Cottages, they will continue the parish connection to the patriot poet, PJ McCall. They are scheduled for completion after Easter 2017.

Anyone contemplating a home in McCall's Cottages for themselves or a loved one, should seek to get their name onto Wexford County Council, housing list as soon as possible. Enquiries can be made through any member of the Housing Association or parish council.

The farm buildings that border the old graveyard are to be partly demolished in coming weeks and the remaining boundary wall is to be repaired and levelled to a height of 2.1 metres. It is also planned to put a walk through gate from the cemetery to the garden of McCall's Cottages. Any party having concerns about what is contemplated are invited to contact any member of the committee.

Fastnet Rovers fc

We would like to thank all the supporters and sponsors of our Christmas Grand prize Draw. The winner of the €1,000 first prize was Brendan Lawlor. Other prize winners were Janet Lacey, Niall Doyle, Kevin Carroll, Noel Martin, White Family (St Anne's), Louise and Julia Walsh and Roy Stafford, Darragh Byrne and Rory Farrell and Annette Walsh. The sellers prize was won by Ray Kelly. The club would like to wish all our members, supporters and parents a happy Christmas and look forward to a great 2017.


We extend sincere sympathy to Cathy Breen and family Redmoor on the sad passing of her sister Mai Sweetman (Carrig-On-Bannow) during the week. We also extend sincere sympathy to the family of Pat Rossister (Bellary) and also the family of Joanne Rowe (Ralphtown) both who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Church lotto

Income for Rathangan Parish Church from the community lotto for the month of November is €697.23.

Christmas Carols

Danescastle Music Group senior musicians present an evening of Christmas Carols and music in Carrig-on-Bannow church on Friday, December 23, at 7 p.m. Admission free.

Credit Union AGM

The AGM of Cleariestown Credit Union Ltd will take place on Thursday 22 nd December 2016 at 8 p.m. in their main office in Baldwinstown. The Board has the pleasure of recommending a dividend of 1% and a rebate of interest paid on members' loans of 15%. All members are earnestly encouraged to attend on the night. There will be spot prizes galore on the night for members in attendance.

Christmas Opening Hours are as follows. Friday, December 23: 2 p.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday, December 24: Closed; Friday, December 30: 2 p.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday, December 31: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.


St Anne's Ladies GAA Last week winner was Peter Colfer, winning €272. We are giving away the full pot next week (2 names will be drawn from the pot). Thank You for your support.

Ambrosetown Graveyard

A meeting will be held in Rathangan Hall at 8.30, Thursday, January 7, to discuss issues relating to Ambrosetown Graveyard. All those with an interest in the cemetery are welcome to attend.

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